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to connect. rethink possible. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> good evening. i am ken wayne. frank somerville is off. >> i am julie haener. thieves are targeting gift cards. even though police are aware of it you could have had a card that was tampered with. ktvu's matt keller is live to show us how they are getting away with your money. >> reporter: this safeway here is one of two where the gift cards were found. and deputies say there may be people out there who may not realize they are victims. >> reporter: a small town in the mountains but big time thieves were hoping to profit. sheriff's deputies said workers at this safeway reported someone tampered with gift cards. >> this is a very smart scam. i looked that cards and it was hard to determine. >> reporter: look at this gift card. looks like one you would find in your store. if you look, you can see the bar barcode is not what it seems. >> they photo copy it and place it on the other cards by slipping paper in there and you would never know till you got home. >> the sc
>>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00 p.m. >> this is our first task as a society. keeping our children safe. >> president obama calls on americans and congress to back sweeping new changes to national gun control laws set in motion by the sandy hook elementary school massacre. >>> i am julie haener. >> and i am frank somerville. >> president obama signed 23 executive orders that he says will reduce gun violence in america. [ cheers and applause ] >> the president surrounded himself with children who wrote him letters about guns following the massacre in connecticut. one wrote there should be a limit on how many guns a person can own. >> letting schools use federal funding to improve school safety, by hiring more security. appoint a director of, reinstate a ban on assault weapons, limit high capacity magazines and create a background check system for all gun sales. >> i believe most gun owners agree we can respect the second amendment while keeping few from inflicting massive harm. ktvu's noelle walker has more. >> reporter
a false police report. live in san jose, robert handa, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> there are new developments in the murder and robbery of a businessman. the four defendants have a gang connection. she is a prostitute who was hired by the victim. she passed information about his mansion along to people associated with a oakland gang. this new twist could change the case. >> going to be very skeptical that gang members came from the bay area and made their way into a mansion without some type of inside information. >> she could be charged with murder along with the other defendants. >>> the flu season has just hit a milestone in the bay area. officials reported the first death in our area due to flu and the fifth this season in california. health and science editor john fowler is live with a shortage of flu vaccine. john? >> reporter: that's right. doctors warn this is just the first of what promises to be a deadly flu season. one death, expect more. >> with the peek of flu a month -- peak of flu a month away. >> a 98-year-old woman that had chronic illnesses. >> reporter: she said she died a
pictures as it follows and we have team coverage tonight starting with ktvu's tori campbell. >> reporter: another massive crowd showed up today to celebrate the inauguration of president obama for his second term. 20 jumbo trons allowed the crowds to witness the ceremony and hear the president's address. >> our journey is not complete till we find a better way towelcome the -- to welcome the immigrants who still see america as the land of opportunity. the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. >> reporter: we ran into ellen and asked her what she thought. >> there were many references to women, you know, how it is important for women to have equal wages, great job and also he made references to preserving the environment. >> reporter: later there was the parade. it traved 1.5 miles from the capital to pennsylvania avenue. >> we feel extremely honored. we were one of a few non-profits chosen. we are excited. >> the group had to get to their staging air at 9:00 a.m. this morning and didn't match till after 4:00 p.m. celebrating our history and traditions but on
direction. good night. . >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is the 10:00 on ktvu channel 2. >>> a bystander shot and kill in broad daylight at' bart station. now police are looking for up to seven suspects involved inn apparent gunbattle at busy train station. good evening, i'm ken wayne. >> hello everyone i'm heather holmes. >> desperate to track down the numerous people involve, bart released more deals about today's deadly shooting at the bay fair station in san leandro. during a news conference officials reveal in a teenager is in custody and that that shooting stemmed from a feud between two groups. ktvu's jade hernandez is live in san leandro, where she talked to several witnesses about the chaotic scene. >> reporter: we do know that a 16-year-old teenage boy has been arrested and investigators say two groups with each three to four people met here, argued and then a shootout erupted. police say an innocent bystander died. this taxi driver intelligent up safe giving us his name, but described for us what he heard moments after shots rang out at the bay fai
of another golden era, they prepare for the super bowl, ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning, welcome to a brand-new day, january 21st, dr. martin luther king, jr. day. thank you for joining us, i guess steve says, enjoy the nice weather we are having tomorrow looks like another nice day, very nice around the coast and it does look like we will have more in five minutes, here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along well with the 880 split and it looks good if you are driving to the westbound bay bridge, let's go back to the desk. >>> preparations are underway for president barack obama's second inauguration which is now underway and tori campbell is there in washington d.c. where she met up with a family making their first trip, it is pretty exciting to talk to all the people out there, story. >> reporter: it really is, i have been meeting people everywhere and the sun is up and the clouds are still rolling in behind me. it is not quite as cold which is nice. just north of the ca
of a millionaire last november. new at noon, ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live with information that the prostitute giving information to two gang members about the mansion. >> reporter: all four defendants in this case will be appearing here in court on february 4th to enter a plea. the chronicle is reporting that the lone female defendant gave people associated with an oakland gang information that ultimately led to this home invasion and murder. 24-year-old raven dixon is behind bars. she also faces a gang enhancement. the chronicle is reports that she worked as a prostitute for kumar and passed along information about the mansion, including the lateout. coincidently, the oakland police chief said that is the same group involved in a gang war. the chronicle sources say shows people hatched a plan to invade the estate. the district attorney's office have charged three others with kumer's murder. his home was broken into last november while he and his wife were home. kumar's body was found inside but the police won't say how he was killed. the court had documents sealed because
♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 news at 6:00. [ yelling ] >>> punches are thrown on the courthouse steps between family members am broiled in a controversial murder case. good evening. i'm ken wayne. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. a routine court hearing erupted into a fight between two families in san jose today. one man's family wants justice for a dead father and the other is calling for leniency for the man who shot him. >> reporter: the hearing lasted about a minute while outside was the real drama where supporters from both sides got into a fight. family and friends of 26-year- old ricardo hernandez streamed out of the santa clara county courthouse this afternoon after showing up to support the second degree murder suspect. they were taunted by the family of 36-year-old christopher soriano, the man killed december 31st in san jose in what police describe was a citizens arrest gone wrong. >> i'm a widow with five kids now. >> hey, hey! [ yelling ] >> reporter: soriano's family told us they're upset hernand
is expected to pass. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> more details on the plan. as part of making schools safer he wants more resource officers and counselors, the end freeze on gun violence research. and he calls for improving mental health services to do more than just keep guns out of the people with mental illness. >> the nra issued a statement inpanse to the president -- in response to the president's initiative. the nra will continue to focus on keeping our children safe and prosecuting violent criminals. attacking fire arms and ignoring children is not a solution to the crisis we face as a nation. only honest law-abiding gun owners will be effected and our children will remain vulnerable. the nra is creating a stir today with a video that adds the president's dotters to the debate -- daughters to the debate. this doesn't show his daughters but it accuses president obama of being a hypocrite because he opposes the use of armed guards at schools while his daughters are protected by armed guards. the white house said the add is cowardly. >>> a bill to protect the pri
was badly injured but survived. >>> google has big plans for the shore area of mountain view. ktvu's robert handa is in mountain view now with the impact the growing tech company could have in that neighborhood. >> reporter: google does have big plans but the internet giant has had to scale down some of those plans in order to get support here at mountain view city hall. >> we can't wait to get started on this vision. >> reporter: inside right now a crucial city council study session is going on as google presents its latest vision before a very interested audience of resident and local environmental groups. google wants to expand into the north shore area and show the city how its development will improve. as well as constructing energy efficient buildings. >> they're planning on expanding substantially. adding a lot more staff, building out their infrastructure. >> we cannot authorize anything at this time. what we can do is direct staff specifically with regard to matters involving the transportation study. the environmental studies anything involving permits. >> reporter: now i just le
soon. reporting live in washington, d.c., i'm tori campbell, ktvu channel 2 news. >> great, live update, t.c. and ktvu's inauguration continues for you at the nation's cap capital. we'll have live -- nation's capital. we'll have live reports. we'll also be streaming their for you. coming up at 7:15, our first glimpse of the president today. >>> we're also following overnight news from san francisco this morning. police are investigating a fatal shooting. now, it happened around midnight on napals street not far from geneva. just a short time ago, alex savidge spoke to the victim's grieving mother. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning, the mother of the man who died in this double shooting told me she would really like witnesses to come forward and help out police. at this point, investigators have only a limited description on this gunman who, early this morning, just about midnight, opened fire on two cousins. it happened here on the00 block of naples -- 1100 block of naples street. the relatives gave me this photo, 43-year-old daniel cologne, a father to one son who grew up in san fr
on the fuse news. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us january 21st, brian flores has the day off today, and i hope it will be as warm as it was yesterday? >> pretty close, pam. a few clouds are trying to sneak through on that ridge, highs today mainly in the 60s and some upper 60s, here is sal. >>> traffic is doing well around the bay area and there is an accident into southern county, 101 and 106 and the traffic may be affect by the truck accident but on 17 we are off to a good start, let's go back to to the desk. >>> police are investigating a deadly shooting, it happened shortly before 1:00 a.m. this morning not far from geneva avenue. alex savage has more on what happened. good morning, alex. >> reporter: a man came up to me and told me the two victims were his brother and his cousin. he was too distraught to talk on camera but he said his brother had two young sons and did not deserve to die. the gunman opened fire here at middle street, which was just after midnight. whom saids looked for witnesses. they rushed -- homicides looked
. the fire was set on purpose as part of an art exhibit. ktvu's tara moriarty talked exclusively with the artist who made that exhibit and joins us live to explain why she says her fiery exhibits are safe. tara? >> reporter: well, it sounds like the last thing an art gallery would do, set fire to art but he did and now may face criminal charges. 25,000 match sticks arranged to look like a map of the united states. >> i think it's an interesting piece for sure. i think it makes its point. >> reporter: it was created by this woman as part of an interactive art exhibit at the queens nails gallery off mission and valencia. >> the rules are different from other countries, the rules. you come here and see that people are playing with fire and they don't like this. >> reporter: she insists the exhibit was safe, that extinguishers were on hand. fire retardant was used on the walls and no one was on the top floor. officials say things got out of control around 10:00 last night. >> when insaw like two or three -- when insaw like two or three fire trucks, i thought what could be burning. >
right now, this is ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> the message this year is clear, california is once again confounded our critics, we have wrought -- >> the governor says the future is promising. good afternoon, i am claudine wong, tori campbell is off today. >>> he gave his state of the state address but in an optimistic speech he says he has never been more excited about what is ahead and that includes that. ken pritchett is liver for us with more on the governor's brown. >> reporter: this is the 11th time he has addressed the joint session and given their california's budget balanced after years, this one of more optimistic in recent memory. >> california has once again confounded our critics, we have wrought in just two years a solid and enduring budget and by god we are going to preserve and keep it that way for years to come. [ applause ] >> for the rosier budget outlook the governor credited both lawmakers for keeping spending down and voters who approved proposition 30 raising taxes in november. in his speech browne called for the way education is funds and spending billions
-old in connection with an allegation of sexual assault. we get the developing news from ktvu's amber lee. she's live in the city with what we know about the alleged assault and some initial reaction, amber. >> reporter: ken, news that the 49 wide receiver is being investigated for sexual assault comes as a surprise to the 49 fans we spoke to here at momo's tonight. the 25-year-old is having what some would characterize a break out season after being drafted by the 49 in 2009. the alleged assault happened in a san francisco early last sunday just hours after the 4- 9ders played the packers. police did not name the hotel just a short while ago a spokesman for the police department told us investigators interviewed crabtree who had an attorney with him and said the football player was cooperative. >> at this point he has not been detained or arrested. to my knowledge he was on the plane with the rest of the 49ers today in atlanta ready to play the game on sunday. >> reporter: we found these 49er fans at momo's they told us they want more details before they jump to any conclusions. >> i think that's te
.m. and they are very excited about it. i am tori campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> coming up at 5:15, mayor ed lee is also there for the inauguration and he will tell did it holds a special significance for him. >>> overnight police are investigating a deadly shooting. it happened at 1:00 a.m. not far from geneva avenue. one person was shot and killed, another was taken to san francisco general hospital and is expected to survive. police right now are searching for the fun man who witnesses say was wearing all black. it happened saturday evening and gary jones was driving when somebody fired shots into his car. he was shot at least once and he died later at local hospital. police say that gunman escaped in a silver or white vehicle. >>> well, the san francisco 49ers are headed to the super bowl just in case you didn't hear after a thrilling victory over the atlanta falcons and janine de la vega says the falcons came back home last night. good morning jeanine. >> reporter: that's right, they are here at the training facility and you can bet the team will be here practicing for the next couple o
for sunday's championship game. ktvu's paul chambers is going to tell us about the rush on to the showdown. >> reporter: if you're looking for a direct flight between sfo and atlanta, you may be out of luck. all six flights are sold out today which is a very common theme for anything 49ers especially at a store down in the south bay. even before the store opened today there was a line of people outside all waiting to get their hands on anything that said colin kaepernick. >> i was waiting a half hour with two other women. >> my son wanted a kaepernick sweat shirt. so i'm here for him. >> reporter: last week kakui designed this shirt in honor of the 49er quarterback who has a connection to the bay area store because the owner also has a tattoo shop where kaepernick gets his ink. >> when we worked with kaepernick on a design we decided to do something based on his tattoos. >> reporter: demand has been so high they've sold out of the t-shirts. they used to order merchandise by the hundreds, but now by the thousands which still might not be enough because the owners say kaepernick wore this
that is leading the way in a pollution complaint department. ktvu channel 2 news continues. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us friday morning, january 18th i'm pam cook. >> and good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check mayor weather and traffic. steve is right here. we can all say a collective thank you to steve. he's telling us the weather is changing. >> i was going to say do i owe you money? >> i'm glad you have such control. >> i do. i put the order in. we do have a nice pattern coast and bay. temperatures really warmed up but 27 in santa rosa to 49 in san francisco. i mean just tremendous difference. livermore is 29. oakland is 40. it will be in the 50s and 60s to even upper 60s near 70 toward santa cruz. here is sal. >>> steve, we have a problem on the peninsula i will get to in a moment. on the golden gate bridge the traffic does look good heading south. i want to show you the maps here if i can. there is a big problem on the peninsula southbound 280 at wood side road. car and several deer on the road collided. injury crash. and now the freeway is almost entirely blocked. you
and hard-fought fight. in washington, emily schmidt, k.t.v.u., channel 2 news. >>> other executive orders issued by the president deal with mental health, including making sure doctors know they can ask patients about guns in their homes. clarifying medicaid's mental health service provisions, and telling healthcare providers they can report threats of violence. >>> gun control is a divisive issue. we asked people in martinez and pleasant hill what they thought of the president's plan. some were at the martinez gun club. others in downtown pleasant hill. some were gun owners, some were not. now remember, this an unscientific sampling of opinion. >> i think most of what he says is probably right. i think that the ban on the magazines greater than 10 is just fine. >> it almost wouldn't even be so bad to see a -- like a mental health like checkup, one time you saw a psychiatrist something to see if you were fit. >> everyone we talked with agrees that gun buyers should go through background checks and it's challenging to keep guns away from the mentally ill. k.t.v.u. viewers are weighing in o
. reporting live in oakland, noelle walker, ktvu news. >>> now to our continuing coverage of president obama's second inauguration. after the speech making the president and first lady celebrated tonight after two official balls. here they dance as jennifer hudson sings the al green song let's stay together. >> ♪ >> for the second inauguration, president oe baa -- obama decided to have just two inauguration balls instead of the 10 from his first term. ken pritchett join us and tells us what the president said as he began his second term. >> reporter: the president was officially sworn in yesterday. today's swearing in was a ceremonial event. a public swearing in before by one estimate perhaps more than 1 million people. on a relatively mild and blue sky day president obama and the first lady took the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue to the white house and to her second term. some waits houred. >> i breathe the air that obama breathes so it was worth it. >> reporter: the president took the oath of office just after noon today before a crowd that filled the national mall as far as
down the crime rate. happening now, ktvu's amber lee is live in oakland city hall and tells us why the experts and his tactics are causing so much controversy. >> reporter: just a short while ago the police chief addressed the city council and behind me you can see the over flow room where people are watching the proceedings on a monitor. at times emotions ran house as residents speak at the meeting. >> i'm scared to have a black boy in oakland. >> reporter: stop and frisk, it's a policy placed by bratton. >> what he is doing elsewhere it may have worked, doesn't mean it's going to work here. >> reporter: hundreds came to city hall to find out if the city will spepd $100,000 to hire a consulting team -- will spend $100,000 to hire ha consulting team. >> i hear gunshots all day sometimes. sometimes all night. who wants to be in that environment? >> reporter: supporters of stop and frisk and bratton says oakland can use all the help they can get. last night's nonfatal shooting of a police officer is just the latest example of the violence hurting oakland. >> if bill bratton can bring
ktvu that her 15-year-old niece has been missing since yesterday morning. nicole addison was last seen at mount diablo high school. concord police says they have information that lead them to believe nicole ran with another girl. nicole is described as 165 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. >>> ktvu's jana katsuyama tellless us the argerian military stormed today after shrugging off help. >> reporter: militants who have been moving through nali and libya went in. tonight there are still hostages, americans are believed to be among them. algerian military forces fought back hard today. holding algerians and seven more hostages. the u.s. sent an unmanned drone and offered help, but algeria declined. at the end of the day several were pronounced dead. >> we're certainly concerned about the reports of loss of life. >> reporter: middle east expert thomas hill says in this case the u.s. was not the intend target. >> it appears to be the effort to nationalize the region. >> reporter: the group's take over of the bp plant is not the first time they've taken hostages. the rebel attack also
if there are any tickets left for tonight's home game, complete coverage starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for waking up with us, january 24th, i am pam cook. >> and i am brian flores, in for dave clark. rosemary orozco is in for steve. how is it looking? >>> we have showers in monterey in the santa cruz area and giving you a peak, you can see most of the bay area is dry at this point but perhaps there is a few light showers, morgan kill and over santa cruz as well. we will remain with a few spotty showers and they are coming up in just a few minutes. here is sal. >>> 680 southbound as you drive passed mission boulevard and it is a little bit wet out there as rosemary orozco said. this is a look at the bridge and the traffic is moving along well as you head out towards the commute. now we do have a big problem in marin county and the water-main break is coming through, we have details on what happened, paul? we are on the drive here in marin county and there will be a lot of clean up, let me show you why. that fire hydrant is still still open and
when sick to head off what could be one of the worse flu seasons in years. john fowler. ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> thank you; john. >>> crews are at the scene of an accident. the driver is in the hospital. the accident stopped traffic shortly after 9:00 on old adobe road. the driver suffered moderate injuries and taken to santa rosa memorial hospital. no other vehicles were involved and the cause of the crash is under investigation. the truck is registered to a paving company called northwest engineering based in santa rosa. >>> they are hoping surveillance footage leads to a man who set a small fire at a redwood city elementary school. he set the fire in a garbage can on new year's eve and it spread to an adjacent garbage can and didn't spread to the school. the man is shown here and is believed to be between 17 and 22 years old and wearing a thin moustache and raiders cap with ear flaps. >>> a woman suffered burns after an apartment fire. the 81-year-old woman fell asleep while smoke ago cigarette in her living room last night. flames gutted the unit ever the apartment which is located
the developing news from ktvu's amber lee. she's live in the city with what we know about the alleged assault and some initial reaction, amber. >> reporter: ken, news that the 49 wide receiver is being investigated for sexual assault comes as a surprise to the 49 fans we spoke to here at momo's tonight. the 25-year-old is having what some would characterize a break out season after being drafted by the 49 in 2009. the alleged assault happened in a san francisco early last sunday just hours after the 4- 9ders played the packers. police did not name the hotel just a short while ago a spokesman for the police department told us investigators interviewed crabtree who had an attorney with him and said the football player was cooperative. >> at this point he has not been detained or arrested. to my knowledge he was on the plane with the rest of the 49ers today in atlanta ready to play the game on sunday. >> reporter: we found these 49er fans at momo's they told us they want more details before they jump to any conclusions. >> i think that's terrible. i can't believe that he's actually being accused
, ktvu news. >>> now to our continuing coverage of president obama's second inauguration. after the speech making the president and first lady celebrated tonight after two official balls. here they dance as jennifer hudson sings the al green song let's stay together. >> ♪ >> for the second inauguration, president oe baa -- obama decided to have just two inauguration balls instead of the 10 from his first term. ken pritchett join us and tells us what the president said as he began his second term. >> reporter: the president was officially sworn in yesterday. today's swearing in was a ceremonial event. a public swearing in before by one estimate perhaps more than 1 million people. on a relatively mild and blue sky day president obama and the first lady took the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue to the white house and to her second term. some waits houred. >> i breathe the air that obama breathes so it was worth it. >> reporter: the president took the oath of office just after noon today before a crowd that filled the national mall as far as the eye could see. mr.obama s
on second street was out. ktvu's alex savage is live on the scene with more on the woman's injuries and what neighbors are saying. >> reporter: good morning. she is opening the elderly woman will survive after the fire. we'll push in here on the unit on the unit that, as you can see, was badly damaged. the woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation. however, firefighters did tell us the woman had a pulse when she was transported to eaton hospital. the fire broke out at this 20- unit apartment complex. crews on scene here last night say it was a fairly small kitchen fire. at this point, it was unable to get out of her apartment. but as crews made their way through the unit, they found her unconscious and neighbors are worried about the woman but grateful the fire didn't spread. >> it didn't burn our unit. it didn't catch our unit at -- at all. >> reporter: this morning, i did put in a call to the hayward fire department. spoke to the dismatcher, we'ring a call back from the battalion chief -- expecting to get a call back from the battalion chief. we do know aside from the one woman transported
about hiring police consultants. >>> and our ktvu channel 2 morning news cameras were right there during a chase, how that chase came to an end, it is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. >>> good morning everybody, it is wednesday january 23rd, i am brian flores in for dave clark. >> it sounds like rain but maybe just a tiny bit, maybe. >> yes, pam. finally a lot of cloud cover coming in not much rain but more likely in the afternoon and i would favor the areas in the golden gate, here is sal. >>> some traffic between walnut creek and oakland looks good but no major problems and 880 looks good as you pass the coliseum, now let's go back to the desk. >>> an early morning apartment fire, we are learning more about how it started and tara moriarty is there at the scene in haze valley with the neighborhood with more on what investigators are saying, tara? >> reporter: initially we reported this was a christmas tree fire but that was not the case. it is sort of a busy road and you can see all of the rubble that is stacked up in fr
now, ktvu's amber lee is live in oakland city hall and tells us why the experts and his tactics are causing so much controversy. >> reporter: just a short while ago the police chief addressed the city council and behind me you can see the over flow room where people are watching the proceedings on a monitor. at times emotions ran house as residents speak at the meeting. >> i'm scared to have a black boy in oakland. >> reporter: stop and frisk, it's a policy placed by bratton. >> what he is doing elsewhere it may have worked, doesn't mean it's going to work here. >> reporter: hundreds came to city hall to find out if the city will spepd $100,000 to hire a consulting team -- will spend $100,000 to hire ha consulting team. >> i hear gunshots all day sometimes. sometimes all night. who wants to be in that environment? >> reporter: supporters of stop and frisk and bratton says oakland can use all the help they can get. last night's nonfatal shooting of a police officer is just the latest example of the violence hurting oakland. >> if bill bratton can bring the help that our city need
armstrong a second chance given all the carnage along the way. ktvu channel 2 news. >> a high surf advisory is in effect for the entire bay area coast. waves could be as high as 8 feet to 10 feet this weekend. it just takes one rogue wave with strong rip currents and cold water to spell disaster. new years day a richmonday man was swept to his death when he tried to rescue his dog. >> people walking dogs on beaches. people walking with their children. you just can't let your guard down. >> the high surf advisory is in effect until sunday afternoon. much biggerwaves are expected to bring excitement to the coast. they're on their way for the maverick surf contest. many flying in tonight. they're ready for danger with rescue boats and jet kiss on stand by. >> the energy in the swell is going to be ferocious and we're going to see these guys put to the test. training, experience, wave knowledge, and ability. >> the county sheriff's department says the plan is to keep spectators away from the water. the beach where spectators were knocked down in 2010 is off limits. >> he's urging the city to hi
checks. rita williams, ktvu, channel 2 news. >>> again, just to clarify here, this is $500 million plan. other proposals the president laid out today, a $150 million funding request for schools to hire police officers, counselors, and psychiatrists. increased funding for a range of mental health services. >>> the national rifle association issued a statement today in response to the president's initiative. it reads in part, only honest, law-abiding gun owners will be affected, and our children will be vulnerable to the inevitability of more tragedy. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> the white house called this nra ad repugnant and courtly. it questioned why it's okay for the president's children to have secret service, but not put armed guards at school. most people would agree, the president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight. >>> most americans felt ashelled that the newtown shooting could happen in this country. 34% also said there are too many guns in this country. 35% said gun laws should be left unchanged. 5% think gun laws should b
and i will give you a hint, it's not google. reporting live from mountain view, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> you think it's ktvu channel 2 news? >> i whats gonna say, it certainly can be -- i was gonna say, it certainly can be. >>> boy, the cars are on the roads, sal. >> highway 4 is one example where we have slow traffic getting into bay point. it's been slow from antioch to pittsburg. we haven't had any major problems. yesterday, we had the problem in pittsburg, today it's just slow traffic. 680 nearby is getting busier from pleasant hill to wa nil -- walnut creek. westbound 24, moderate. when you get to the bay bridge toll plaza, it's backed up because of an earlier problem on the bridge. the metering lights had to be slowed down. now things are back to normal. it's about a 20 to 25-minute delay. if you are driving from hayward to fremont this morning, the traffic is getting busker is from 238 to the mowry avenue exit. those two points, 23 minutes up from about 18 minutes. so it keeps getting longer and longer. if you are driving that stretch, give yourself the appropri
. ktvu's alex savage on the scene. >> reporter: good morning. we are learning this is a home less encampment on fire. it's near the park. if you have been out near this area, it's nearby great highway and balboa street. you can see the firefighters peg out the hot spot ins the area. there was a fair amount of trees in the area where the encampment is. as we pan to the left, about three homes were threatened. we will show you where the firefighters are putting out the fire. the fire broke out on a piece of private property and this has been a long time problem, this home less encampment. there have been apparently three fire ins the past nine months. >> there's been a problem with the home less people getting in the area. fire started this morning, went undetectived for a while until seen by the garbage company. the fire get into the juniper trees which take off easily. >> reporter: the flames looked pretty large when the fire firefighters got on the scene, but thankfully, they got it under control and they are making sure the fire is out in the area. steep terrain in the area. the
on crime. ktvu's alex savidge is live for us in oakland and tells us the vote came after hundreds of speakers and a heated debate. >> reporter: well, hundreds of people spoke out on this controversial topic. there were four hours of public comment. the final vote didn't company until the morning. the council approved a consulting contract with bill bratton, a man whose past policing policies have come under fire. that vote angered many people in the audience. many in the crowd reacted strongly as the vote came down just after 2:00 this morning. ktvu had the only camera inside council chambers at the time. police moved in for a short time to maintain order. there were roughly 275 people who spoke at this lengthy council meeting. the council approved a contract with bratton's consulting firm on a 7-1 vote. bratton will help come in and help with a crime-fighting plan. critics are concerned about an apressive stop-and-frisk pomcy that -- aggressive stop-and- frisk policy that some worry could lead to racial profiling. this woman voted against this. >> a vote against this is not about
for is out, we will tell you which bay area companies landed on top. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> well, good morning, welcome to a brand-new day, thursday january 17th, i am dave clark. >> and i am pam cook, steve said it was going to be a little warmer and it felt warmer not warm but warmer. >> i am concerned because i don't think my computer is loaded. we do have some 20s, 30s and 40s and now patchy fog is forming and more on temperatures by the coast, here is sal. >>> things look good as you drive to the tunnel and on the other land side and also 237 heading west is also good as well. here is more at the desk. >>> the norovirus is making its way back and last friday, dozens of students in lafayette became sick. health officials believe the highly contagious norovirus is to blame. according to the contra costa times the norovirus is one of the worst in the county. washing hands can help prevent you from getting sick. some say it is not too late to get a flu shot. they say it could be one of the worst flu seasons in years. doctors are still encouraging everybody to get vacci
with white vans shoes. in concord an aunt tells ktvu that her 15-year-old niece has been missing since yesterday morning. nicole addison was last seen at mount diablo high school. concord police says they have information that lead them to believe nicole ran away with another girl. nicole is described as 165 pounds with green eyes and brown hair. >>> ktvu's jana katsuyama tellless us the argerian military stormed today after shrugging off help. >> reporter: militants who have been moving through nali and libya went in. tonight there are still hostages, americans are believed to be among them. algerian military forces fought back hard today. holding algerians and seven more hostages. the u.s. sent an unmanned drone and offered help, but algeria declined. at the end of the day several were pronounced dead. >> we're certainly concerned about the reports of loss of life. >> reporter: middle east expert thomas hill says in this case the u.s. was not the intend target. >> it appears to be the effort to nationalize the region. >> reporter: the group's take over of the bp plant is not the fir
president obama will be sworn in, next. >>> this is ktvu, "mornings on 2". >> good morning, an welcomes to "mornings on 2". it is sunday, january 20th. >> i am maureen naylor. claudine is off today. >>> here is rosemary. >>> another beautiful day. just like yesterday. it is cool if you are around the bay. cold, if you are inland. even freezing. our afternoon will be another dry day. quiet, we do have a high surf advisory that will continue in the afternoon. we will have details on this and i will have the numbers expected for today, coming up. >>> president obama embarks on his second term. he will take the oath of office at an intimate ceremony. tori campbell is in washington to take care of the inauguration. tori, good morning, to you. >> reporter: good morning. there are few politicians and supporters on the plane. i sat next to senator majority leader. and there was a supporter for obama passing out buttons like these to everyone who is on the plane. things are already getting underway this morning. the first event was joe biden, who was just sworn in at the naval observatory by jus
but they are 4.5 points favorites this sunday. don't forget you can watch the game right here with us at ktvu channel 2. our coverage begins at 9:30 sunday morning with our championship play book show. followed by fox sports coverage. kickoff shortly after noon and point after show following the game. sal, is here for traffic. how is the friday commute? >>> i think it looks pretty good. as a matter of fact, the traffic is moving along nicely on some of the areas where we have road work. we have road work on the upper deck of the bay bridge. let's go to the east shore freeway where we are starting off pretty well. the traffic looks good coming down to the mccarthur maze. we spoke about the bay bridge. one lane is closed but they will be picking it up pretty soon. it's not causing any traffic jams. if you are driving in san jose northbound 280 traffic does look good getting up to highway 17. now let's go to steve. >>> another cold morning. but temperatures have continued to warm up and it looks like they will top out not only today but right into the weekend. some mid 60s for a few as high pres
. that shooting happened at seminary and east 17th street last night shortly before 6:30. ktvu's alex savidge has been there since 4:30 this morning tells us police have been scouring the area for any signs of the suspects. alex? >> reporter: and good morning. i did just get off the phone a short time ago with a spokeswoman for the oakland police department who confirmed to me this is still a very active manhunt in the area. as i step out of the way, you can see the street is still blocked off. we're pushing you down seminary avenue. you can see the s.w.a.t. vehicle there. a number of others remain in the area trying to -- officer s remain there. they believe they have the suspects in the perimeter. they are still actively searching. the spokesperson said they've written search warrants to go inside homes as well. this began at 6:30 last night when an undercover police officer was shot and wounded during a stakeout operation. three gunmen were seen running off. police were able to take one of those men into custody. but two others escaped. throughout the night, officers were going through here wi
of the people here are immunizeo compromised. >> they may schedule 1 more tonight. >>> now can you go to ktvu.com to view a flu shot map. you'll find it under our hot topics section. >>> a san jose mother is recanting her kidnapping story. >> when somebody's lying t kind , it kind of dupes all of us. >> on tuesday a woman told police a man tried to wrestle her 3-year-old daughter from her arms. officers released this sketch based on the mother's description. but when they reinterviewed the mort, she admitted making up the story. the da is considering charging her with a crime. >>> at ao's story just gets more twisted. >>> a high profile home invasion and murder case has taken a new turn with report the defendants are related to an oakland gang. the san francisco chronicle said the victim allegedly passed on information about kumra's mansion. the game hatched the home invasion plan. 3 men charged with murder. dixon is an excessery. >> a pursuit ended in a crash just after 5 this afternoon. deputies say they tried to stop a car from reckless driving but called off when the suspect went on city
to speak at san francisco state. she talked with ktvu's rob roth about that day now 50 years ago when she got on a bus in montgomery alabama after a hard day's work as a seamstress. she and three other black people sat down in the middle of bus where blacks could sit, but would have to leave if a white person wanted the seat. >> it had always bothered me and i think others too. but since they considered it the law it was not very easy to defie their rules. >> reporter: a few stops later a white man got on and could not find a seat. >> he wanted to know if i was going to stand up i told him i was not. he said if you don't stand up i'll have your arrested and i said he could do that. >> reporter: rosa parks was arrested, fingerprinted and fined. a reverend named martin luther king brought a lawsuit against the bus company. the u.s. supreme court declared montgomery segregation laws unconstitutional. in recent years the civil rights movement she had inspired brought her out for speeches and celebrations. she worked with the nnacp, started an organizations to provide opportunities for young p
. but that was the state of the state address this morning. we have our reporter listening. stay tuned to ktvu throughout the day. we will have complete coverage on the speech. we have a reporter there and he will have reactions from both sides of the aisle and the impact of what the governor had to say on californias. that is our special ktvu report and we will return you now to our regularly scheduled programming. am going to guess they shook hands and kept going. >> seems a little dumb, like this other video. you're seeing that black car backing up into the dashcam car. not a big deal. stops the car. puts the emergency lights on. gets out of the car, bust pay attention to the passenger. >> oh! >> oh, no. >> open the door up into a truck -- >> i'm wondering if it was one of those insurance scams. like, oops, i backed into you. let's get out and check. we've seen those types of things in russia before. >> how's it going to deal with the missing door? it's karma. >>> 911. what's your emergency. >> he dropped off my roof and run right in my house. [ bleep ]! right now. right now! >> if i say, up on the ho
home game in nine months. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> welcome to mornings on two. >> it's thursday january 24th. happening right now crews in marin are busy cleaning up after a big water main break. it was first reported shortly after two this morning. paul chambers first reporter on the scene and joins us now. its right near sir francis drake boulevard. >> reporter: access is really busy. this area is more residential but there are a lot of cars passing through. you can see the repair crews just arrived on scene with in the last five minutes. basically they are getting ready to do a lot of repairing. things are under control with the water main break but there will be a lot of clean up. let's look at video. this all started at 2:15 when the fire department got a call of water flooding a roadway. once on scene firefighters say the water was jetting out at least eight feet in the air. crews were able to get a handle on the situation by shutting off a nearby valve. it's unclear if someone hit a fire hydrant or if it just gave w
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